Parenting Quotes

1. Kids spell love T-I-M-E. – John Crudele

2. Everything depends on upbringing. – Leo Tolstoy

3. Education, like neurosis, begins at home. – Milton Sapirstein

4. Parenting is an impossible job at any age. – Harrison Ford

5. Simply having children does not make mothers. – John A. Shedd

6. You will always be your child’s favorite toy. – Vicki Lansky

7. Perhaps it takes courage to raise children.. – John Steinbeck

8. Diogenes struck the father when the son swore. – Robert Burton

9. But where in the world did the children vanish? – Phyllis McGinley

10. What’s done to children, they will do to society. – Karl Menninger

11. Children have more need of models than of critics. – Carolyn Coats

12. When you teach your son, you teach your son’s son. – The Talmud

13. A mother understands what a child does not say. – Jewish Proverb

14. Parenthood is a lot easier to get into than out of. – Bruce Lansky

15. Having babies is fun, but babies grow up into people. – M*A*S*H

16. What a child doesn’t receive he can seldom later give. – P.D. James

17. Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy. – Robert A. Heinlein

18. Praise your children openly, reprehend them secretly. – W. Cecil

19. Your children need your presence more than your presents. – Jesse Jackson

20. You see much more of your children once they leave home. – Lucille Ball

21. Children are apt to live up to what you believe of them. – Lady Bird Johnson

22. A parent’s love is whole no matter how many times divided. – Robert Brault

23. Insanity is hereditary. You can get it from your children. – Sam Levenson

24. Your children need your presence more than your presents. – Jesse Jackson

25. Smack your child every day. If you don’t know why – he does. – Joey Adams

26. Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he’s buying. – Fran Lebowitz

27. The best way to make children good is to make them happy. – Oscar Wilde

28. The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents. – John J. Plomp

29. The unconditional love for your child, it’s truly amazing. – Jourdan Dunn

30. Hugs can do great amounts of good – especially for children. – Princess Diana

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31. You have a lifetime to work, but children are only young once. – Polish Proverb

32. There are no illegitimate children – only illegitimate parents. – Leon R. Yankwich

33. God could not be everywhere, and therefore he created mothers. – Jewish proverb

34. Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur. – Alvin Toffler

35. A baby is born with a need to be loved – and never outgrows it. – Frank A. Clark

36. It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. – Frederick Douglas

37. It behooves a father to be blameless if he expects his child to be. – Homer

38. Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk. – Carl Jung

39. To understand your parents’ love you must raise children yourself. – Chinese Proverb

40. A young lady is a female child who has just done something dreadful. – Judith Martin

41. Parents are not interested in justice; they are interested in quiet. – Bill Cosby

42. Always kiss your children goodnight – even if they’re already asleep. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

43. Most of us become parents long before we have stopped being children. – Mignon McLaughlin

44. There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it. – Chinese Proverb

45. Never raise your hand to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected. – Red Buttons

46. The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering. – Benjamin Spock

47. It’s impossible to protect your kids against disappointment in life. – Nicholas Sparks

48. We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves. – Henry Ward Beecher

49. Parents know best how to push our buttons because they installed them. – Anonymous

50. The child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering. – Benjamin Spock

51. Because of their size, parents may be difficult to discipline properly. – P.J. O’Rourke

52. Ma-ma does everything for the baby, who responds by saying Da-da first. – Mignon McLaughlin

53. Conscience is less an inner voice than the memory of a mother’s glance. – Robert Brault

54. A child, like your stomach, doesn’t need all you can afford to give it. – Frank A. Clark

55. There’s no point in being grown up if you can’t be childish sometimes . – Dr. Who

56. If you have never been hated by your child you have never been a parent. – Bette Davis

57. The problem with children is that you have to put up with their parents. – Charles DeLint

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58. The secret of dealing successfully with a child is not to be its parent. – Mell Lazarus

59. Having children is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain. – Martin Mull

60. Your children will become what you are; so be what you want them to be . – David Bly

61. A lot of parents pack up their troubles and send them off to summer camp. – Raymond Duncan

62. My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it. – Quentin Crisp

63. (24/7) once you sign on to be a mother, that’s the only shift they offer. – Jodi Picoult

64. If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent. – Bette Davis

65. Children are our second chance to have a great parent-child relationship. – Laura Schlessinger

66. Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. – Charles R. Swindoll

67. As a child my family’s menu consisted of two choices: take it, or leave it. – Buddy Hackett

68. The ideal home: big enough for you to hear the children, but not very well. – Mignon McLaughlin

69. Parenthood…It’s about guiding the next generation, and forgiving the last. – Peter Krause

70. Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory bank of our children. – Charles R. Swindoll

71. My children are the reason I laugh, smile and want to get up every morning. – Gena Lee Nolin

72. My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. – Clarence Budinton Kelland

73. Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve. – Roger Lewin

74. Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age. – William Feather

75. Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children. – Marilyn Penland

76. Parenthood: That state of being better chaperoned than you were before marriage. – Marcelene Cox

77. To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, You have to be in their lives today. – Barbara Johnson

78. Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence. – Plato

79. First you have to teach a child to talk, then you have to teach it to be quiet. – Prochnow

80. The trouble with learning to parent on the job is that your child is the teacher. – Robert Brault

81. In bringing up children, spend on them half as much money and twice as much time. – Anonymous

82. Although there are many trial marriages… there is no such thing as a trial child. – Gail Sheehy

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83. You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. – Franklin P. Jones

84. To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while. – Josh Billings

85. Children are a great comfort in your old age – and they help you reach it faster, too. – Lionel Kauffman

86. The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children. – Edward

87. Likely as not, the child you can do the least with will do the most to make you proud. – Mignon McLaughlin

88. Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children have teenagers of their own. – Doug Larson

89. The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet. – Bill Cosby

90. Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. – Robert Fulghum

91. It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn’t. – Barbara Kingsolver

92. Children aren’t happy with nothing to ignore, And that’s what parents were created for. – Ogden Nash

93. It is one thing to show your child the way, and a harder thing to then stand out of it. – Robert Brault

94. When you have brought up kids, there are memories you store directly in your tear ducts. – Anonymous

95. Parenting is a stage of life’s journey where the milestones come about every fifty feet. – Robert Brault

96. If your parents didn’t have any children, there’s a good chance that you won’t have any. – Clarence Day

97. The thing about parenting rules is there aren’t any. That’s what makes it so difficult. – Ewan McGregor

98. Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. – Robert Fulghum

99. We are apt to forget that children watch examples better than they listen to preaching. – Roy L. Smith

100. Love your children but don’t pamper too much that they become weak. Make them strong. Make them self-dependent. – Anonymous